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Dallas Mavericks vs. Minnesota Timberwolves Game 3: Picks, Predictions, Odds and Player Props

The Dallas Mavericks won both of the opening games of the series in Minnesota to take a commanding 2-0 series lead. The Western Conference Finals now move to Dallas, where Luka Doncic and co. can potentially win the series on home court.

The Timberwolves have led for long stretches in both games, including an 18-point lead at one stage in Game 2. However, this matchup has proven tricky for them and an inexperienced group are up against it going into Game 3.

Dallas Mavericks vs. Minnesota Timberwolves Game 3 betting picks and predictions

Kyrie Irving Over 2.5 Threes Made (+115)

Luka Doncic’s incredible winner in Game 2 rightly took the headlines, but it was a key Kyrie Irving three which kept the Mavericks competitive heading into the final minute. The guard missed two key free throws just before that, on a night where he had uncharacteristically poor returns from line.

However, Irving was quietly efficient with his shooting in Game 2, despite his teammates going through two rough shooting nights from distance in this series. A return home should help the Mavs get back into their flow from three, which should help Irving build on his good numbers. 

Through six home games in the playoffs so far, Irving has shot three or more threes in four of those matches. He averaged three made shots from the perimeter per game in the regular season and with his minutes ticking up in the postseason, there’s little reason to back against him landing a few more. 

Irving is on course for his best three-point shooting percentage in the playoffs since he won the Championship in 2016. Take him to make at least three threes in Game 3 at +115.

Dereck Lively II 10+ Points (+135)

Rookie center Dereck Lively had a key impact on Game 2, with his nine rebounds a huge factor in Dallas winning the battle off the glass. 

Lively also had a brilliant shooting night, finishing on 14 points having made all six of his shots. That efficiency isn’t a one-off either, as he has made every shot he’s attempted in this series. Lively has made 18 of his last 20 shot attempts, while his free throw shooting has improved, missing just two of his last 12.

Lively has a case for more minutes, given his excellent plus/minus numbers through the postseason so far. We’ve seen how much he can do with around 26 minutes a night and he’s well priced for another double-figure evening in terms of scoring. 

Anthony Edwards 30+ points (+165)

Post-game, Edwards was asked about his troubles through two games in this series. The 2020 top pick has 40 points across two games, something he pinned on his decision to look for teammates as the Mavs’ defense swarms around him.

Edwards took 16 shots in Game 1 and 17 in Game 2, with 12 of those 16 in the opener coming from the three-point line. He has just 11 made shots in the series, which is a concern. However, the young forward said he intends to shoot more often rather than allowing the defense to force him into a pass.

We’ve seen some big games from Edwards in the playoffs and he already has a 40-point away performance in each round so far. Back him to bounce back in Game 3 by posting his first 30-point night of this series. 

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Dallas Mavericks vs. Minnesota Timberwolves Game 3 odds

Dallas Mavericks

-155 ML

Minnesota Timberwolves

+130 ML

Spread

DAL Mavericks -3.0

Total Points

O/U 208.5

Dallas Mavericks vs. Minnesota Timberwolves Game 3 player props

Player Points

Luka Doncic (DAL Mavericks)

O/U 30.5

Anthony Edwards (MIN Timberwolves)

O/U 25.5

Kyrie Irving (DAL Mavericks)

O/U 22.5

Karl-Anthony Towns (MIN Timberwolves)

O/U 19.5

Mike Conley (MIN Timberwolves)

O/U 12.5

Rudy Gobert (MIN Timberwolves)

O/U 12.5

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This article was written by a partner sports writer via Spotlight Sports Group. All odds displayed on this page were correct at the time of writing and are subject to withdrawal or change at any time.

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